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Education Trends

What needs are emerging and being identified? How are forward-thinking educators meeting them? Follow the early adopters here.

The Future of Learning

Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.

Student Power!

If knowledge is power, and that power is now in the hands of students, shouldn't that change power relationships in schools?

5 Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem

Educational futurist Andrea Saveri describes five shifts in thinking and practice that will profoundly affect the big picture of teaching and learning.

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

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Coding for Kindergarteners

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Grit Happens in PBL

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How To Help Families Integrate to 1:1 Programs at Home

Family therapist and author Jason Brand considers the impact on students' home life when a school or district gives everyone an iPad.

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Design Thinking in the Classroom: Free Inspiration from the Ad Award Winners

Doctoral candidate Ashley Nahornick suggests an easy, free and inspiring lesson plan for introducing design thinking in the classroom.

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What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick takes a fresh look at innovation and breaks out the six conditions that must be in place for educational innovation.

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Troy Hicks: A Conversation About Digital Writing

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley speaks with Dr. Troy Hicks of the Chippewa Writing Project about crafting digital writing with students.

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Do the Math . . . Right

Science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez reveals how math is taught in exactly the wrong way and - until we humanize the teaching of math - exactly how damaging this practice can be.

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Teach Social-Emotional Learning for Better Schools, Safer Neighborhoods

Laura Rabb Morgan, Founder of South Chicago Block Club Coalition SEL Grassroots Movement, talks about her awakening to the need for social-emotional learning in her neighborhood.

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The Link Between Suspension and Dropout

Robyn Gee of Youth Radio presents evidence linking student suspensions with student dropouts, and looks at programs that may help prevent both.

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Parents Power School Reform

Houston's Hogg Middle School is raising the bar, with help from YES Prep and some pushy parents.

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Designing a School Makerspace

Jennifer Cooper, designer, maker and gardening teacher, presents a practical approach to defining and designing the right makerspace for your school.

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Tech Integration and School Culture

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek fits together three of the puzzle pieces for a school-wide tech integration initiative: developing a trusting, open culture; embracing risk and innovation; and turning PD into exploratory, sharing experiences.

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The 4 Components of a DIY Professional Development Toolkit

Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher, provides an overview of how Twitter, blogs, Edcamps and Google Hangouts are becoming the backbone of DIY professional development in the 21st century educational ecosystem.

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Teachers Stuck on Pinterest

Instructional coach Kendra Jarvis takes us on a quick tour of how Pinterest is becoming the go-to educational resource for teachers everywhere.

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How to Put the Rigor in Project-Based Learning

Tips from a one-time skeptic turned teacher-leader.

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Guest Blog: Boosting Teacher Morale

Guest blogger Matt Guthrie shares his perspective on the effects of low teacher morale, the topic of March 2 #echat,

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